A New Secondary School for Elmbridge


The ElmWey Learning Trust, which operates Heathside Weybridge, is opening a new state secondary school, Heathside Walton-On-Thames, in the Walton/Molesey area.


We now have a planned site for the School


Our bid was submitted to the Department for Education (DfE) in early March 2016. On July 12th 2016 we were given approval by the DfE to go ahead with the new school. We are now working with Surrey Local Authority and the DfE to identify a site and develop our plans further.  

Our press release can be read in full below.


Heathside Walton-On-Thames will be an outstanding, non-selective, mixed, 11-16 secondary school meeting a clear demand for secondary places in the Borough of Elmbridge, Surrey. It will provide educational outcomes that meet the aspirations of both parents and students and enable students to progress to further and higher education and expand their career opportunities.


On this website you’ll find more information on what Free Schools are, the ElmWey Learning Trust, why we are making the bid and most importantly what Heathside Walton-On-Thames will be like and how it will serve the community and young people of Elmbridge. Click the menu on the top left or click here for the FAQ


Media Coverage

ElmWey submitted its Free School bid to the Department for Education in early March, and the bid was approved on the 12th July.

To see what the press have reported about out plans, please see below.

Bid Approval

Surrey Comet

Bid Sumbitted

Surrey Advertiser

Eagle Radio

Surrey Comet

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